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good morning. face-off. the first presidential debate now just hours away as vice president joe biden makes a comment that gives his republic republican rivals new ammunition, and conservatives circulate a five-year-old video in a move the obama campaign call desperate. nbc news investigates why the smoke detector in your home may not work in a fire. a report that could save you and your family. and online attack. on-air response. a local news anchor takes to the airwaves to fire back at a viewer who slammed her for her weight. >> well, you know nothing about me but what you see on the
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outside, and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> we'll talk to her today, wednesday, october 3rd, 2012. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. if you love politics, this is it. the stage is set. the first big presidential debate. the showdown in denver between president obama and republican challenger mitt romney. you know romney is looking for a new look and, of course, the president is trying to avoid the incumbent trap of trying to appear arrogant or underprepared. a lot on the line right now. >> a big moment in the campaign because there are so many eyes on this. it's the first of three debates between these two men. it's scheduled to last 90 minutes, and with just 33 days
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until the election some 60 million people are expected to tune in. former republican candidate rick santorum knows what it's like to go against mitt romney in a debate. we'll talk to him straight ahead, as well as the president's deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter. also ahead, we brought you his incredible story last week, a man looking for a second chance to fulfill his dream after he suffered a debilitating injury in his one and only at-bat in the major leagues. last night, seven years later, adam greenberg finally got that chance. we'll show you how he did and talk to him about the big moment the morning after. a bit later. you think politics can get ugly. try the "american idol" judging table. ugly moment during an "american idol" audition. nicki minaj apparently losing it over her fellow judge and fellow diva mariah carey. a lot of people saw this one coming. more on that story. >> we want to begin over at news desk. natalie morales is there. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, david and
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savannah. good morning, everyone. american airlines is identifying what caused seats to come loose on two planes. the troubled carrier says a clamp that attaches seats to a track in the floor was not properly installed, and still, more trouble in the skies for the airline tuesday as a flight from london to chicago was diverted to ireland after a passenger reported the smell of smoke in the cabin. but some progress is possible today as the american airlines pilots union resumes scuttled contract negotiations with the carrier. former penn state graduate assistant mike mcqueary has filed suit against the university for defamation and misrepresentation. mcqueary's account that he witnessed jerry sandusky showering with a boy back in 2001 helped bring the charges that led to the former assistant football coach's conviction. mcqueery is seeking millions of dollars in damages, alleging that the university mistreated him after the sandusky child sexual abuse scandal surfaced. penn state is not commenting on the complaint. the latest search for jimmy
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hoffa has turned up nothing but dirt. police had been searching a backyard in suburban detroit where a credible tipster told them a man, possibly the long missing former teamsters boss had been buried some 37 years ago. soil samples gathered at the site turned up no traces of hoffa or any other human remains. hoffa was last seen in the summer of 1975, about 30 miles from the site of the latest tip. a series of suicide bombings this morning in syria's largest city has killed at least 31 people. state tv reports that three explosions rocked a government-controlled district in aleppo. now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, mandy. >> good morning to you as well, natalie. today we're watching the private sector jobs report for some clues as to what kind of report we're going to get on friday when the big government payrolls report comes out. at this stage economists are expecting 153,000 jobs were created in the month of september, and apple shares are in focus once again as there are
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some reports out that asian component suppliers of apple have begun mass production of a smaller tablet computer that apparently is smaller than the current ipad. we're all waiting for that as well. back to you. >> wonderful to be in time for the holidays. mandy drury, thanks so much. the self-proclaimed world's best dad is at it again. davengedow and his 20-month-old daughter have become famous online that show sarcastically why dave's the greatest dad. after their appearance on her show last week where alice bee got a little rowdy with the new found stardom and dave struck again with this picture. in it reviewing the tape of our show and dave is requiring the to the to study up and write an essay about how to comport herself on national tv. boy, those teen years are going to be rough. it's 7:05. right now back over to savannah, david and al. love that guy's sense of humor. >> doing those things for real
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would be wronging right? >> just gave my 8-year-old a chainsaw. >> no, no,ay. >> let's see what we have for you. we are talking rough weather coming in. very foggy. the warm, humid air coming up out of the ohio river valley. we are talking about a lot of fog throughout a good portion of the northeast into new england with showers hanging around. airport delays going to be a big problem. if you are flying anywhere from boston on all the way to new york city, boston, newark, philadelphia, washington, d.c. we are talking fog and probably delays today throughout the early morning into the noontime hour. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good news here, the fog is lifting. visibility is improving now. just past 7:00. visibility at reagan national is four miles. these are the airport reports of visibilities. some locations are under a mile
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north and west of the metro area. elsewhere, no fog to deal with around the bay and eastern shore. later, it's going to feel like >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right. al. thanks. this morning on "today," the first presidential debate. the stage is set for the first presidential show dunne between president obama and mitt romney. their first face-to-face meeting in five years. chuck todd is the white house political director and chief white house correspondent outside the university of denver. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. first of three 90-minute debates, one-on-one between president obama and mitt romney, and it comes at a critical time. for romney it's about turning the page on a rough september, and for the president it's a chance to shut off romney's last path to victory. president obama took a break from tuesday's debate prep in nevada visiting the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular, and i've
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never seen it before. >> reporter: meanwhile in denver, mitt romney's break time from debate prep was lunch at the tex-mex chain restaurant chipotle joined by ohio senator rob portman who is playing mr. obama in romney's mock debate sessions. with the two candidates off the trail tuesday, their number two men picked up the slack. campaigning in north carolina vice president biden drew some attention with these comments, discussing the gop ticket's tax plan. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign pounced on the word buried. campaigning in iowa, paul ryan fired back. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: later, the vice president did some damage control, clarifying his remarks. >> the middle class was buried
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by the policies of romney and ryan supported. >> reporter: 24 hours before the start time of tonight's debate late tuesday, conservatives began circulating a 2007 speech by then candidate obama speaking to an african-american audience about victims of hurricane katrina. fox news host sean hannity prominently featured the video as a gotcha moment. >> it contains some of the most divisive class warfare and racially charged rhetoric ever used by barack obama. >> reporter: nbc, along with several other media outlets, covered the same speech at the time. mr. obama spoke at length about the hurricane response. >> people asked me whether they thought race was the reason the response was so slow. this administration was color-blind in its incompetence, but -- but everyone here knows that the disaster and the poverty happened long before the hurricane hit. >> reporter: late tuesday the obama campaign responded calling
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hannity's coverage desperate, adding in a transparent attempt to change the subject from his comments attacking half of the american people, mitt romney's allies recirculated video of a 2007 event that was open to and extensively covered by the press at the time. >> this is why i like coming to vegas. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: meanwhile, a new round of nbc/"wall street journal"/marist polls show where the race stands in the three biggest battleground states. good news for mitt romney in virginia where he's closed gap to two points compared to a four-point deficit and also a close race in florida where the president leads romney by just a single point, also down from a four-point lead last month. but romney's made no progress in ohio where mr. obama remains a significant edge, virtually unchanged since september. nationally the new nbc/"wall street journal" poll also shows the president in a strong position though the race tightened. he sits at 49% in both his
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ballot test and job approval rating. mitt romney coalesced republicans and to close the gap and likely voters because of republican enthusiasm, 49/46. david? >> former pennsylvania senator rick santorum is a former republican presidential candidate and author of the new book "american patriots, answering the call to freedom." senator, good to see you. >> thank you, david. >> talk about the book in a minute. let's talk about the debate. i spoke with governor chris christie on "meet the press" and he said come thursday morning the narrative will be completely different after the first debate. how so? what are you looking for tonight? >> first off, having gone through debates in the primary, they are a big deal, and it's going to be a big moment tonight somewhere, and i think the narrative will change. what it will change to, i don't know, but i think the potential for governor romney to do well tonight i think is actually pretty good. i think expectations are very low. president obama is a much more dynamic speaker. i'm not dissing mitt romney. president obama, that's his strength, and i think the
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expectations are very high for him. i can tell you, going up against mitt romney is not a fun thing. he's -- he has the facts. he drills you. he stays, he's tenacious, and that's the difference between four years ago and this time. john mccain was very passive. let the president, candidate obama do whatever he wants to do. mitt romney will not do that, and here's the strength tonight. >> here's the challenge. on the one hand mitt romney has to connect, needs a second look. has had a rough couple of weeks. everyone acknowledged that. needs to be specific about what a romney presidency would achieve. >> we're not talking about accomplishing a lot. two or three things in an hour and a half to accomplish. one of them is to show he's in command, understands the job of the presidency and put barack obama on the defensive given his horrific record on the economy and on national security, and i think he will do that. i think he will be tough with
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the president. i don't think the president will react particularly well to that because i don't think the president gets people who are very tough with him very often, and i think that interplay i think will be the key moment of the night. >> you see more people optimistic about the economy. you see the president's poll numbers improving with regard to handling the economy. yet you still believe he's quite vulnerable. the polls are tightening. why and where? >> look, i think fundamentally the american public realize that barack obama has failed in his transformation of america. he came in, you know, with very lofty goals and saying that he was going to do all these things. he hasn't done any of them. the economy is in worse shape, the unemployment rate is in worse shape. national security-wise we're much more vulnerable. things are falling apart around the world in very key areas of the world, particularly with the middle east and with our ally israel. there's a lot of problems just right there that the american public is aware of. i think that's why you're seeing this race close, and ultimately mitt romney is going to win this election just because things are
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not -- barack obama can't close the deal that another four years is going to be any different than the last four which have not been good. >> you come off the campaign trail and have written a new book, "american patriots," about revolutionary america. why this subject, and why do you think the message resonates so much? >> you were out there and talking earlier about the campaign trail. that's what i talked about. a lot of mitt romney, you know, i've listened to a lot of his speeches. he talks about the same thing. this is a foundational election. this is an election about what we are. well, who are we, and i think that's why i put this book out there, talking about who we are as americans, because barack obama has a different vision than our founders' vision of what america is to be, and that's fine. he wants to transform america, but from what to what, and this book answers the question from what, a country that believes in our founding documents of god-given rights and limited government and free people being able to form families and communities and build a great america from the bottom up as opposed to president obama's view which is, no. you know, we can't do that anymore.
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it's not fair. we need the government to make those decisions and allocate resources and opportunity, not the people. so i think more of that talk, and i think, again, if you listen to romney's speeches, he does talk about those things, but we're trying to reinforce that out among the grass roots, full. >> rick santorum, good luck with the book. >> thank you. >> senator, thanks as always. >> here's savannah. stephanie cutter is president obama's campaign manager. stephanie, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's talk about the debate. you just heard rick santorum talk about the president's strengths as a debater. this is something that american voters seem to agree with. most polls show they expect the president to prevail tonight by a large margin. does the president have a very high bar to pass tonight in the view of american voters? >> well, i think the test for both candidates tonight is who is going to lay out a vision and a detailed specific vision of how we're going to move this country forward. i think the candidate that does that will win that test. american people sitting at home in their living rooms are looking for details, and i think
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you'll see president obama continue to do that. he's been having that conversation with them for some time. mitt romney has not done that. tonight offers him an opportunity to do that. he's got 90 minutes to clarify some comments that he's made recently, some policies that are left open, some tax cuts that he won't say how he's going to pay for, and we're very much look forward to this. >> you're looking to plan to press him for specifics. turning that on you. will the president offer specifics on how he plans to rejuvenate the economy and why he thinks he'll be more successful in a next four years than he was able to be in the first four years? >> i think you'll hear him talk about the past four years and what we've been able to do to right the economy. remember, when the president took office we were losing 100,000 jobs a month. now we've created more than 5 million jobs over the past years with 30 straight months of
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growth. >> let me stop you right there. the president has said what he wants to do but what he hasn't said is why he'll be more successful politically if the makeup of congress stays exactly the same. >> well, i think he actually, savannah, he has talked about that. i think he said it's up to the american people. the american people need to see this election as a moment to break that fever, to send a message to washington that it's time to get things done, to work across the aisle. the president has continuously reached across the aisle to get things done, whether it was reducing taxes on the middle class, you know, reducing our deficit, cutting $1 trillion worth of spending. he's open and ready to do that, continued to do that over the next four years, but on election day i think americans will send a very strong signal to the people in washington, that it's time for republicans to drop their intransigence of protecting tax cuts for the wealthy, come to the table and -- and get some stuff done. >> i want to ask you about vice president biden's remarks yesterday. conservatives have seized on them. he said that the middle class
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has been buried for the last four years. your campaign has pointed out he meant because of republican policies. that said, do you wish the vice president had chosen different words? >> no, absolutely not. in fact, we'll probably debate this tonight, that the middle class has been pressed over the past four years because of the very same policies that mitt romney and paul ryan are promising to go back to. let's talk about that tax cut that mitt romney won't tell us how he's going to pay for it. that's a tax cut geared towards the wealthy. wants to give a $250,000 tax cut to multi-millionaires, but in order to pay for that, even mitt romney's own economists say we'll have to raise taxes on the middle class. that's exactly what crashed the economy and punished the middle class in the first place. you'll hear the president talk about that tonight, and we shouldn't return to those policies. we have to continue moving forward on the path that we're on. the president is rebuilding this economy in a way that's meant to last, with a strong middle class at its core. the last thing we should do is go back to the policies that crashed the economy in the first place. >> all right. >> that's what mitt romney and
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paul ryan are promising to do. >> stephanie cutter, we're out of time for the moment. thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you, savannah. >> watch tonight's debate live starting at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific time right here on nbc. at 18 minutes past the hour, here's david. >> a big trial in italy capturing global attention. the pope's former butler is accused of stealing thousands of private papal document. on tuesday he told the court why he did it. nbc's michelle kosinski is in rome this morning. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, david, yeah. here we have the pope's right-hand man accused of stealing the pope's personal letters and documents, copying them, leaking them to the press. when this first broke it was described like something out of a shadowy novel full of high-level intrigue, but now it kind of reads more like a bizarre heist. this was paulo gabriele in his coveted role, one of poeb benedict's closest aides.
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now the butler is accused in a vatican courtroom charged with stealing a large number of the pep's personal letters and documents, some refer to infighting over things like construction contracts, alleged cronyism and transparency, a rare peek inside vatican justice. gabriele has admitted taking the documents but testified he doesn't feel guilty of a crime, only betraying the trust of a man he loves like a father. he told prosecutors seeing evil and corruption everywhere in the church, i was sure that a shock, even a media one, would have been healthy to bring the church back on the right track. >> he was a known and trusted person, and so he spoke to many people about many different issues of concern that he said they came to him with. >> reporter: on the stand, gabriele described talking to the pope. i realized it's easy thoma nip late somebody with such enormous decision-making power. sometimes he would ask questions about situations he should have been aware of. he claims to have had no accomplices which has been a huge question ever since an italian journalist published many of these documents. >> paulo gabriele did say he
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acted alone but did say there were circumstances that helped him do what he did, giving away the documents, having the documents published and actually mentioned several names, two cardinals and a german woman and one other italian bishop. >> reporter: but here the devil has also been in the less significant details. gabriele says when he was arrested he was held for two weeks in isolation in a cell so small he couldn't even extend his arms, the light on all day and night. yet authorities say in gabriele's home they also found a gold nugget, a document dating back to the 1500s. gabriele said he prout it home to show his kids and a check for more than $100,000, a gift from the university to the pope. one other vatican staffer is accused of holding -- umts for gabriele after the fact, but his role is considered very minor, so on this saturday this tribunal will decide gabriele's fate. he could face four years in prison but everybody you talk to
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here fully expects the pope to pardon him, and as if this wasn't enough going on around here. take a look at this video yesterday. an italian man jumped over a railing, out on to the dome of st. peters. he's protesting austerity measures in the eurozone, and there he remains at this moment. david? >> wow, michelle kosinski, thanks very much. coming up here this morning, a man who got a second chance to live out his dream last night seven years after his only at-bat in the major leagues. he'll tell us what it was like in a live interview, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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just ahead here, startling claims that the most popular kind of smoke detector may not save your family in a fire. and we'll talk to the local tv anchor being praised for standing up on air to a viewer who attacked her for her weight
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check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. good morning. it's 7:26 on this wednesday, october 3rd. i'm aaron gilchrist. breaking news on the roads. here is danella sealock. >> big delays, aaron. if you are traveling the outer loop of the beltway on the exit ramp, a crash did block all your lanes. now just the two left lanes are blocked and you are able to get by on the right. delays as you make your way past route 1, traveling on the outer loop of the beltway, very sluggish because of the accident on i-95. back to you. >> thank you. a look at the forecast r
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good morning. still patchy, dense fog west and north of i-95 and elsewhere. fog lifting and afternoon highs reaching the mid-80s.
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feeling more like summer. beautiful weather for thursday and friday. increasing clouds saturday. might get showers on sunday morning. then cooler start to next week. aaron? >> thanks, tom. another update in 25 minutes.
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we've been in the water for one hour now. no sign of the coast guard or any rescue or emergency services yet. >> back now at 7:30 on this wednesday morning. it's the 3rd of october, 2012. that is some dramatic video of two men floating at sea miles from shore after they were forced to crash land after a fire broke out on their small plane. this morning, their remarkable survival story in an exclusive live interview. glad to see them doing well. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside david gregory who is in for matt. also ahead this morning, a story a lot of people are talking about, a local anchor woman from wisconsin who didn't take a viewer e-mail blasting her for her weight lying down.
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in fact, she went on the air calling the writer a bully. we're going to talk to her coming up. >> a lot of people talking about that story. >> yeah. and then if a fire strikes your home, will your smoke detector go off? some experts say the most popular kind of alarms may take too long or not sound at all in some of the deadliest fires. coming up, the results of a new rossen reports investigation. and a quick programming note to tell you about, too. tomorrow on "today" matt will have an exclusive interview with facebook founder mark zuckerberg. this is his first since he took the company public. they discussed fak's future, the morale of the staff and that other big silicon valley company. >> last weekend apple sold about 5 million of their new iphone 5s. did you buy one? >> tim sent one to me. it's a wonderful device. >> you got a freebie. didn't have to pay anything, huh? so are you now an iphone 5 user? is that the phone you've got in your pocket or back in your desk? >> i think i handed my phone to
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someone else. >> much more of matt's exclusive and rare interview with mark zuckerberg, founder of facebook later on "today." >> we want to begin this half hour with a second chance for a baseball player, a baseball player injured in his one and only at-bat in the major leagues. we'll talk to adam greenberg exclusively but first nbc kerry sanders is at marlins park in miami. hey, kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. what a story. 31-year-old adam greenberg here at home plate in marlins park. it took more than seven years, but he's now in the history books, finally getting his one at-bat. greenberg is on deck and ready for his one at-bat. a standing ovation as adam greenberg, the man who wouldn't take no for an answer works captured the imagination of fans and non-fans alike, finally stepped up to the plate. but first let's rewind the story
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to 2005 to explain how it took so long for a player drafted to the majors to finally get a chance to swing at a ball >> at am greenberg will be the batter. >> reporter: in that major league debut adam went to bat for the chicago cubs. on the first pitch from the marlins pitcher in a split second the career that was to begin ended. >> oh, my goodness. >> let's hope he's okay. >> reporter: it would turn out adam was not okay. a 92-mile-per-hour fastball left him with a severe head injury. >> any time i leaned my head back my eyes were shift controllably out of place and i'd be left with a migraine type symptom for hours on end. >> good job, baby. >> reporter: for years adam battled back, and then matt liston, just a fan with a video camera and a big dream, called adam and said let's get your one at-bat. >> one at-bat for greenie. >> reporter: an online campaign led to an offer from the miami marlins here on "today."
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>> well, adam, we'd like to sign to you a one-day contract. >> reporter: tuesday adam sign that had one-day contract, held a news conference. >> so this is just -- this is just great. >> reporter: warmed up with teammates, took batting practice where, yes, he hit one out of the park, and matt, the fan, who got this all going. >> it's one of those nights. >> reporter: which brings us to the moment. adam back at bat >> at am greenberg in the box, and here we go. first pitch, strike one. the 0-1 pitch and greenberg takes a swing and a miss. 0-2 pitch. swing and a miss, and he strikes out. >> reporter: no hits, no home run, but for adam one at-bat, finally. >> it was a magical moment for me that i'll cherish for the rest of my life. it was never about the results of the at-bat. it was just getting in the box. ready to play major league baseball again and i got that chance. >> reporter: it took 11 innings
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by the marlins beat the mets 4-3, and afterwards there was a big party out there for adam greenberg who may not be the most valuable player but for many is certainly the most inspirational. david. >> absolutely. kerry sanders, thank you so much, and we are joined now exclusively by adam greenberg who finally got his one at-bat and matt liston, the man who helped him get there. good morning to both of you guys. >> good morning. >> well, adam, what a night. you know, where to begin. just as you're walking up to the plate, you have this opportunity for the one at-bat. talk about what's going through your head, your heart and your stomach i'm sure as you're walking up to the plate. >> yeah. i mean, it was -- it was a chance to relive my dream, and i soaked it all in. you know, i just remember walk ing up to the plate and digging in and stepping out, and when i stepped out, i heard the roar of the crowd, and i felt an energy that i've never felt or
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experienced in my entire life, and it -- it was what dreams are made of, and mine came true last night for that moment while i was in there, and i just -- i had a blast. >> did you get much advance notice that you were going to get up there, or is one of those deals, hey, greenberg, let's go? >> yeah, pretty much. i had two outs to get ready. i remember john buck said, hey, do you want to go hit a little, and it was like i've got to get my helmet, i don't know. >> yeah. >> and so once i got everything all set and got my helmet and took a few swings. that's all the time you need. mentally i was prepared for it. i was following the game and knew what was going on. when my number was called, i was red. >> we're looking at some of the batting practice, hit one out during bp, not uncommon. had to be a big confidence boost. there you go, and get a shot and who you have to go up against, r.a. dickey, could get the cy
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young, all-star players thinking what am i going to do against this knuckleballer? take us through the at-bat. >> yeah, i mean, he -- i really do hope he wins the cy young this year. obviously selfishly because i got to face him. >> exactly. >> but he -- he is one of the best in the game right now, and, you know, he threw me -- i only got to see three pitches but what i saw and seen him do this year he is that good. the first pitch he threw i was geared up and ready. it dropped about three feet right before -- right before it got to home plate. you know, and -- and it was good. i got to -- i did get to see a pitch, and, unfortunately, i didn't get to see another one that looked like that. he has a way of add iing speed, adding and subtracting speed to his knuckleball. that's what he did. the second pitch accelerated
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just right off the plate. i swung and missed, but the one thing i knew is i was going to go up swinging and go down swinging one way or another, and that last pitch was -- was a little up. i didn't quite get it, but i felt calm. i felt relaxed. i felt ready to play major league baseball, and he got me. he -- he beat me last night. >> matt, i want to get you in here because you played such a big role in this. you spoke to matt lauer about it last week. your perseverance and your inspiration on this story is well documented, and this is what i love about baseballing right? it's not just about the game. it's about life. it's about adam's perseverance and overcoming the odds. talk about the moment last night for you and what you think it means. >> well, you know, i got to sit and have the pleasure and honor of watching the ball game with adam's family, and i got to tell you, when he stepped up to the plate, when he just stronghold up to the plate, you saw the number 10 and greenberg on the
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back, it was amazing. i'll never forget it. never been more excited for a single at-bat in my life. you know, when he stepped up there, you know, it was a great example, a great example for people to never give up on your dream, to continue to believe, and -- and it was just an honor to be there and to see him step up to the plate. oh, my gosh. i'll never forget it. never forget it. an i've got to tell you. the crowd was so electric and so -- i mean, the support and the love pouring down on adam when he stepped up there was tremendous >> at am, we've got to go. any more baseball in your future? >> oh, i'm not done. this is just a start. matt and the one at-bat campaign and everyone that supported me, last night was the start of my career again, and i'm not done. that was not for sure. that was for me to start my career over. >> all right. good for you, guys. thanks so much. keep it going. adam greenberg and matt liston,
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thank you. now we're going to get a check of the wetter from al. >> all right, david, thanks so much. got a big a big winter storm firing up in montana. it's making its way into northern minnesota in 48 hours. snowfall amounts, we are talking anywhere from three to six inches of snow. grand forks and international falls. a big change in temperatures coming. this cold front pushing down. denver 80 degrees today. by tomorrow, look at this, temperatures falling 30 degrees by thursday morning. it's going to be a big chill coming into the plains state. the cool air makes its way into texas. >> good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. most locations, the fog is beginning to lift except parts of the shenandoah valley and the blue ridge. the fog gradually lifts. these are the visibilities at
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the airport. four miles at reagan national. sun breaking up. we warm quickly into the mid-80s. lower humidity for thursday, friday and saturday. sunday mo >> and that's your latest weather. caved? >> al, thank you very much. coming up next, an nbc news investigation, why experts say the most popular kind of smoke detectors don't work well in some of the deadliest fires. that's right after this. so, you guys grew up together. yes, since third grade... what are you lookin' at? i wasn't... not looking at anything... we're not good enough for you. must be supermodels?
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back now at 7:44. this morning on "rossen reports," startling claims that the most popular kind of smoke detector may not protect your family in a fire. today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with the details. jeff, good morning.
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>> hey, savannah, good morning this. really does affect all of us. we've all been there. you burn toast in your house and suddenly your smoke alarm goes off, so you assume it's ultra sensitive, but experts say think again. turns out smoke from burning food is much different than smoke from burning furniture. in fact, we found in a real fire your smoke detector may not go off in time to save your family. >> 911. >> i have a fire in my home. i've got a baby i've got to crawl with. >> reporter: a desperate mother waking up to a house full of smoke trying to save her kids. >> as i'm trying to get upstairs, my first thought is the four people that i have upstairs to try to make sure that they are not scared to death, that they are safe and that they are okay. >> i have four children dead in the house. it's burning. it's incinerated. >> reporter: the kids didn't make it. cause of death, smoke inhalation, so why didn't they have more warning?
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after all the house had working smoke detectors. >> we put fresh batteries in the smoke detectors. we pushed the test buttons so i knew they worked, and then when it was time they never went off. >> reporter: amanda says she had the most common type of smoke detector used in 90% of homes, inexpensive, easy-to-find alarms that rely on ionization technology. work well to detect fires with fast flames, but experts say some of the most deadly fires are the smouldering smokey kind that can fill your home with toxic gases while you sleep. experts say in those fires ionization alarms don't work well, going off way too late or not at all. >> and that means that the individuals could have a fire in their home and never receive a warning. >> reporter: don russ sell a scientist at texas a&m. he's run hundreds of tests. when i go to the store to buy a
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smoke detector, i assume it's going to sound when there's smoke. >> that's a reasonable assumption, but it's wrong. >> reporter: his findings are a bombshell in the industry, that the most popular smoke detectors may not help you in a fire. you're about to see just how scary that can be. we had dr. russell set up a test at the texas a&m engineering extension service. first, dr. russel placed three ionization detectors, the kind most of us have in a room with a couch. next, fire fighters set a slow smokey fire using a soldering iron. we're watching on monitors outside. fire fighters say every minute counts to get your family out, but watch, the room is filling up with smoke, and the smoke detectors still haven't gone off. it's been 30 minutes. >> the smoke is all the way towards where the smoke detectors are, and we still don't have any alert from the smoke detectors. >> reporter: finally at 36
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minutes. >> we do have a smoke detector going off. >> reporter: minutes later, the other two go off. just as the couch is about to erupt in flames. >> it's way too late. too dangerous. you couldn't get out of that room reliably. >> reporter: remember, this is the type of smoke detector most of us have, but there's another technology out there that experts say gives you better warning in these fires. it's called a photoelectric detectors and even government tests show it goes off much sooner in smokey fires. watch what happens when dr. russell sets up another test, this time with a photoelectric next to those three ionization detectors. 17 minutes in with barely any smoke in the room the photoelectric sounds the alarm. >> photoelectric is telling us you've got a fireworks get out, solve the problem, get out of house. >> reporter: meanwhile, toxic smoke is overtaking the room.
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in fact, it takes another 21 minutes before any ionization detectors go off. these seasoned fire fighters are shocked. >> all i can think about about was my own family, and if i would have relied on ionization, my family probably wouldn't make it out so with the photoelectric, they would have had plenty of time to get out. >> reporter: photoelectric technology has been around for decades, and while the leading smoke detector companies make photoelectric alarms, they still sell most of their products without it. >> i think it's probably a business decision. >> reporter: the ionization detectors cost less money to make than the photoelectric. >> that is a correct statement. >> reporter: companies told us all their detectors provide adequate escape time and meet safety standards. >> they will only respond when there is government pressure to do so. >> reporter: so we went straight to the government agency overseeing the companies, the consumer product safety commission.
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why not tell the smoke detector companies make sure to get that photoelectric technology into all of your detectors so you're covered completely? why not mandate it? >> because both technologies are working and saving lives. >> reporter: we know of several cases where the smoke alarm people say just did not go off. >> in those cases, that's -- they need to practice a fire escape plan to make sure that they can get out. >> reporter: if the smoke detector didn't get out and the house is full of smoke by the time that it does, what does an escape plan do? >> it helps them escape better when the smoke alarm eventually goes off. >> reporter: but eventually isn't good enough for amanda deputy who lost nearly everything. >> i would like to think that if i had known that i might have a familiar life seven instead of a family of three. >> reporter: to be clear no, one is saying throw out your smoke alarm. fire officials say the best advice is to have both technologies. you can even buy a dual detector
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. breaking news right now at 7:56. police are on the scene of a school bus accident in fairfax county. let's go to danella sealock for an update. good morning. >> good morning. luckily, no students were injured. eastbound little river turnpike is blocked because of the accident. the driver of the vehicle is suffering minor injuries. let's head over to 395 northbound at duke. you can see a fire department is on the scene of an accident there blocking the right lane. you are seeing delays on 395 to the 14th street bridge, 13 miles per hour. back to you. >> thank you so much.
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juice listen to me right now. do not let your self-worth be defined by bullies. learn from my experience, that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many. >> that is the local television anchor everybody is talking about this morning. jennifer livingston and her on-air response to a viewer who said she was a bad example for young girls because she is overweight. she's going to tell us why she felt the need to respond on air in a moment. it is 8:00 now on this wednesday morning, the 3rd day of october, 2012. i'm savannah guthrie alongside david gregory in for matt this week and mr. al roker. what else do we have coming up? >> a great survival story, an
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incredible story that was actually caught on tape. great because it is a survival tale. two guys forced to crash land in the gulf of mexico when their plane caught fire. they spent hours in the water, as you can see, waiting for rescue, documenting it all on an ipad. this morning those survivors are here with us for an exclusive live interview. they will tell us of their tales. >> wow. and then some more of our simple savvy silly tips. this one actually from a homeowner, justin from omaha, nebraska. tired of tangled cords. put them in a used old paper tube. >> that's clever. >> we'll have more of these, including the ultimate way to eat a cupcake. >> right, america's children have been struggling with how to figure this out. saying i would like to eat it but i want savannah to tell me how to eat it first. >> you know what, a really good tip. a lot of our virus have been sending them in so we like that. the day's top stories with natalie morales over at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. president obama and republican
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challenger mitt romney come face to face tonight in their first presidential debate. tonight's event in denver could help the president maintain his slight lead in the battleground states of florida, ohio and virginia but a good showing by romney could help him narrow the gap even more and lure undecided voters. can you watch tonight's debate live starting at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific time right here on nbc. if you are a pennsylvania voter, will you not have to show a photo i.d. this election. a judge ruled against the measure for now saying he didn't believe there was adequate time for voters to easily get a photo i.d. before november 6th. the new jersey high school student who disappeared after tweeting that there was an intruder in her home has been spotted on security camera at a train station. the video image taken just 15 minutes after her tweet shows the 16-year-old by herself holding a backpack and large purse waiting for a train. there's no signs of foul play, that she left her home
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voluntarily, but an investigation is ongoing. sparks were flying at the judges' table between mariah carey and nicki minaj during "american idol" auditions in charlotte, north carolina tuesday, and the tmz footage minaj appears furious with carey and began shouting and cursing at her. >> every time you take it back. >> it's unclear exactly what sparked that argument. now for a look at what is trending today, our quick roundup what have has you talking online. seems john travolta and olivia newton-john are hopelessly devoted to each other. the 1978 it couple of the silver screen is back together again reuniting for a christmas album called "this christmas." travolta and newton-john will donate the proceeds to charity. the album is due out next month. well, we know he likes his hoodies. now mark zuckerberg admits he owns about 20 of the same gray t-shirt so he doesn't have to worry about what to wear. his comments, which are going viral online, were made during an exclusive interview with matt which you'll see here tomorrow
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on "today." the 28-year-old facebook founder also says his wife priscilla chan takes up most of the closet space and that he gets one drawer, like men everywhere. and this star-studded public service announcement is racking up the hits online. it's called vote for stuff, and celebrities are poking fun at what they would vote for this election year. >> vote yes on cats. i know they are up to; but i like them. >> vote to keep tigers out of schools. >> i vote yes to anything that zac efron said. >> seriously, dangerous. >> women should have the right to vote. >> okay, ellen, seriously. >> they do. well, that's good. women should have the right so i'll think of something else. >> and you can add your two cents on the vote for stuff facebook page or on twitter using #voteforstuff. 8:04. back outside to al with a check of the weather. >> vote for weather. >> yeah. >> vote for al. >> everybody vote for weather. >> yeah, all right. a vote for weather is a vote for
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stuff. anyway, let's show you what we've got as far as your weather is concerned. we've got airport delays, over two hours in new york, both laguardia, jfk, philadelphia almost an hour. baltimore 20 minutes. 40 minutes in minutes, same in d.c. that's the fog out there we are talking about. a lot of temperatures that are awfully toasty in the southwest. chilly in the northern plains where we have winter storm watches going in parts of
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montana. that's what's >> that's your latest weather. now back to the king of the cupcakes, david gregory. >> al roker, thank you very much. up next here, the tv anchor who took a viewer to task on the air for an e-mail pointing out that she is overweight. she will join us right after this. ♪ [ male announcer ] 20,000 btus produce a delicate sear. double-oven range makes dinner and dessert -- at the same time. turbo-charged advantium oven cooks more than twice as fast, in this culinary powerhouse. dan. yes? molé sauce. [ male announcer ] with ge's most advanced cooking technology, the café line takes food further. ♪ new chocolatey delight pastry crisps from special k. two delicious crisps. for 100 calories. so you'll never have to break up with your sweet tooth again.
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back now at 810:00 with a local anchor who has a lot of people talking for her response to a viewer's e-mail. we're going to speak with her in a moment. but first, nbc's mara schiavocampo has her story. mara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. jennifer livingston is used to getting the occasional not so nice comments from viewers but a message she got last week made her so mad she responded on camera. lacrosse, wisconsin anchor jennifer livingston is used t reporting the news, not becoming it, but last week she became the center of attention after a
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viewer sent her a harshly critical e-mail about her weight. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. i leave you this note hoping you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. outraged, livingston's husband posted the e-mail to facebook where it received hundreds of responses, overwhelmingly supporting livingston. tuesday livingston took to the air waves with a deeply personal commentary. >> the truth is i am overweight. you could call me fat, and, yes, even obese on a doctor's chart, but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that, that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see. you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. are you not a part of my family, and you have admitted that you don't watch this show, so you
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know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> reporter: livingston, an emmy-award winning reporter and veteran news anchor, says she's used to critical viewer comments, but this message was much bigger than that. >> and here is where i want all of us to learn something from this. if you didn't already know, october is national anti-bullying month, and this is a problem that is growing every day in our schools and on the internet. it is a major issue in the lives of young people today, and as mother of three young girls it scares me to death. >> reporter: in the end livingston said her most important message was not for the person behind the e-mail but for the children watching. >> listen to me right now. do not let your self-worth be defined by bullies. learn from my experience, that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts ever many. >> reporter: one woman's on-air
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response to an online attack. now on tuesday that viewer, kenneth crouch, stood by his initial e-mail and issued this statement. given this country's present epidemic of obesity and the many truly horrible diseases related thereto, and considering jennifer livingston's fortuitous position in the community, i hope she will finally take advantage of a rare and golden opportunity to influence the health and psychological well-being of coulee region children by transforming herself for all of her viewers to see over the next year, and to that end i would be absolutely pleased to offer jennifer any advice or support she would be willing to accept. savannah? >> esschiavocampo, thank you. jennifer living ton is with us now. jennifer, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, savannah. thanks for having me. >> well, i know you're used to being on television every day, but did you think you would be national news? 24 hours ago you make this statement, and now it's everywhere. >> no.
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this is beyond what i could have imagined when i went on air yesterday. i was hoping to impact the people in our own market. i was hoping to send a message to them. what has happened has been really overwhelming, but inspiring at the same time. >> reporter: you've been >> you've been a reporter and anger for a long time and we all know that means you get nasty messages from time to time. what was it about this one that in your mind crossed the line? >> you know, i mean, yes, they call me obese, the person called me obese, and i can deal with that. i can deal with being called fat. i can deal with being called obese. it was calling me a bad role model that really rubbed me the wrong way and not only a bad role model for our community but for young girls in particular. i'm the mother of three girls, and i felt like that was an unfair judgment from someone who doesn't know me, admittedly didn't watch my show. he's only doing that by my appearance, and i did i think that was fair.
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>> this viewer professes to care about the public health message. do you think his concern about obesity is genuine? >> i do, i definitely do, and i think that it's a good conversation to have. i think his approach was totally inappropriate. i have never gone in public and said that i am the shining example of what your health should be. i have never said that girls should aspire to have a body like mine, and i've never told anyone that they should eat the way i do, exercise as much as i do. my job is to come out, cover stories, deliver the news, and if somebody wants to talk to me about a story that i've covered,p i am all about that, and i can even handle the occasional your jacket didn't look great today your hair was in your face, but when you attack somebody on a level that is personal, it's not fair. i don't care if i'm in the public eye. it's not fair. >> were you nervous at all to take this on? i think a lot of us who get these kinds of notes think i
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guess i'll just ignore them. were you worried that if i put this out there, i'm going to invite a response that may be even meaner. >> actually, no, i wasn't worried about that. i have a pretty thick skin. i'm a tough gal and can handle those kinds of e-mails. what i'm thinking instead is i'm having conversation about my 10-year-old daughter right now about bullying right now, i'm telling her and trying to inspire her, if she she is bullying happening in other people, she needs to take a stand, important to take a stand. what kind of message am i teaching her when my husband and i are talking about this mean e-mail that i received and i'm not taking a stand for myself. i can stand up for myself. there's a lot of people that can't, and i'm going to do it. >> do you think the tone among viewers, the discourse you see on twitter or facebook, do you think it's gotten meaner over the years? >> i do, i do. i think that that's been the downside of the internet is that people can just put out what they want with anonymity and
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never have any responsibility about what they are saying. would you say that to your grandma, or to someone if they were in your face? i don't think they would. you might go about it in a way that's kinder. i would hope that you would, but that's the problem that we have in our society today. it's so easy to be cruel when we should try to be focussing on being kind. >> i know you've gotten many, many kinds responses of support, and we're grateful to have you on this morning. jennifer livingston, thank you so much. >> thank you, savannah. and coming up next, dramatic video of two plane crash survivors stranded for hours in the gulf of mexico. they will share it with us in an exclusive live interview right after this. baby, what matters to me most is what's on the inside.
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fold it over, but you've got to leave a little space. >> okay. >> you use your thumbs and pull it back and then fold it over. knew this would be hard on live tv. fold over. i've been practicing. like this. >> you invert it. >> that keeps the chips fresh. >> or you could eat the whole bag. >> americans struggle with all the time how are they going to eat the cupcake? still looking at inverting the bag diagram. how do you eat the cupcake, a lot of frosting and a lot of cake. danny duncan from grand rapids, michigan, suggests you're going to cut your cake off. cut the cake off and put it on top over here and then you'll proceed to eat. >> what's the difference? >> what's the difference. >> apparently it makes it into a
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sandwich situation. >> i think it means you don't get as much frosting. >> another way to do it, too. the other way to do it, cut this off here which i think is good and take the portion here and then you just throw that away. >> all right. he gets to eat the cupcake, too. a better way to do it. >> thank goodness you didn't have the egg segment. >> this one is, you know, separating the egg yolk from the egg white because a lot of recipes call for that. >> sure. >> this tip from carolyn in ontario, canada, take a plastic bottle and suck it out. >> do it again. >> and the yolk is intact. >> that's a party trick, too. >> that's the best one of the week. >> carolyn hunt from ontario, canada. >> there you go. >> all right. >> amazing. >> now al roker. >> trying to clean your blender.
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just one of those things. got the sponge in, never quite fet it clean. >> cut your hands. >> just take a little squirt of a little dish washing detergent, fill the blender up halfway. >> i know what you're going to do. >> of course. >> and then you hit frappe. >> blend. >> and then you -- it's clean. you pour it out. you rinse, done. >> voila. >> boom. >> bonus, al. >> this is the bonus round from justin ferraro, the same fellow from nebraska who gave us the paper towels to keep your cords straight. mp3 and no amp around. can we turn the music down. >> i wonder what song you'll pick. >> okay. >> this is it without any, put it in a cup, suddenly it's a little bit louder. >> wow. >> put it in a bowl, not a cup.
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>> it works. >> better. >> big bowl. >> uh-oh. get this party started. ♪ >> even bigger! unbelievable. >> that's amazing. >> 5.0 in a bowl. very nice. >> and then you put some chips in there and you've got chips and a party. >> a party bowl. >> and a cupcake to go along with it. >> that's good. >> put it in a bowl. >> i think "the a-team" theme is still the best. >> thanks to all our viewers who sent in great tips. >> i want to save some time here. we're going to come back in tune. >> he's got a knife. >> uh-oh.
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good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist, tom kierein. around the region, the fog is lifting. here are the visibility reports. thick fog around prince william county and washington county. montgomery, frederick and howard. we have the visibility improving as the fog lifts.
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as the sun breaks out this afternoon into the mid-80s with steaming humidity. friday and saturday, lower humidi. might get showers sunday morning and a cool start
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8:30 now on this wednesday morning. it's october 3rd, 2012, and you're looking at the piano guys in action. they are five dads who have become youtube stars with their class classical master of pop songs including one direction's big hit. so we'll hear from them in just a few moments. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie, alongside
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natalie morales and al roker and david gregory in this week for matt. >> two survivors of a plane crash in the gulf of mexico will their share amazing survival story coming up. >> who doesn't love "the princess bride." >> we love "the princess bride." >> hard to believe, it's celebrating its 25th anniversary. coming up, lester catches with the cast and director rob reiner, meathead. >> stop that rhyming, and i mean it. anybody want a peanut? >> love it. >> also coming up, are you too young or too old for it? >> oh, no. i remember it well. >> okay. also coming up, what do the candidates eyebrows, or how can they be a key to the presidential race? we'll talk about that coming up. >> you haven't talked about that on "meet the press." >> all how you pluck and tweeze
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and the candidate with the best eyebrows apparently wins. >> before that a check of the weather. >> let the best eyebrow win. from the pot and pan restaurant, guests, a pot and a pan, welcome. red showers, rain and snow in the plains. western montana seeing snow. phoenix, 104 degrees today. tomorrow, we expect to see the showers hanging around the northeast. down in southern florida, miami on track to have the wettest year ever. sunny and mild in the pacific northwest. snow moves into northern minnesota. the heat continues into southern texas. that's what's going on around the country. >> good morning. it's a patchy dense fog lingering west and north of i-95 and temperatures arnds the region are still holding steady in the 60s to near 70 around the metro area. milder near the bay and eastern
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shore. as we get into the afternoon, sunshine breaking out. highs reaching low to mid-80s. lower humidity thursday and it's in place friday and saturday. delightful autumn weather those days. a chill >> and don't forget, if you need that weather, go to the weather channel on cable, online. savannah, these ladies have been here all morning. hey, hey. hey. there you go. >> lenny's been here all morning, too. >> he's here every morning. >> he didn't threaten me. >> coming up, we've got a remarkable survival story. two men who survived a fiery plane crash in the gulf of mexico and recorded it all as they waited for their rescue. we're going to talk to them exclusively, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:35 with a remarkable survival story. a small plane catches fire forcing the pilot to bring it
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down in the gulf of mexico. in a moment we're going to talk to him and his passenger. but first, their harrowing ordeal documented on an ipad. nbc's janet shamlian is in bay town, texas. janet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. when they took off from the bay town airport. there were no concerns. the weather was great. the plane had been checked out and this is a route that the pilot knew well. fortunately he also knew emergency procedures well because it became apparent at 11,000 feet they would not be landing in florida, as they had planned. >> okay. >> reporter: this video from an ipad was taken by pilot ted wright just moments after he and a passenger survived a harrowing crash into the gulf of mexico. >> we are hour one. we just had a plane crash in the gulf of mexico, and the ipad survived, thanks to the lifeproof chase. >> reporter: raymond fosdick, ted's best friend, was in the
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passenger seat. the two were flying from texas to sarasota, florida, on a route that would keep them over water almost the entire trip. they were two hours into the flight in this twin-engine baron when suddenly smoke and flames filled the cabin. >> neither one of us were screaming, and, you know, there was no praying. there was no, you know, thinking the world was coming to an end. >> reporter: but they knew they would be disc the plane in the gulf, and after impact they would have to get out quick. >> by the time i could reach down and undo my seat belt, the water was up to my butt in the aircraft. >> reporter: just before the plane sank fosdick grabbed a life preserver and the ipad. >> remarkably the ipad is not injured. >> reporter: remarkably call they recorded the wait for help. >> i believe we've been in the hour for one hour now. no sign of the coast guard or any rescue emergency services
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yet. tried to flag him down and tried to signal him without any luck. >> reporter: but their luck did change. after three hours and just before nightfall that would have made a rescue close to impossible, the coast guard pulled them from the swell. >> survivors at the rail. >> hopefully this is the last recording because we will be rescued soon. signing off. >> reporter: now back on land both men say they will fly again. >> i have no hesitation climbing into another aircraft whatsoever. my wife, on the other hand, does not want me to do much. >> reporter: kind of hard to blame her for that. the coast guard says if you're going to ditch in the gulf, these guys did it textbook. they activated the emergency beacon. they stayed calm, and it sounds like the ipad survived as well. david, back to you. >> janet shamlian, thanks so much. ted wright and raymond fosdick are with us both exclusively.
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guys, good morning. >> good morning. >> good to see you both and good to hear a good outcome to the story. theodore, were you coming up to the interview in a brand new plane, landing gear equipment. you had to divert because of fog and ultimately had to drive the rest of the way. you got to feel like you're a bit snake bit here at the moment. >> i know. i'm wondering what i did to deserve all this, but it's -- you know, it's all experience, and you have enough exposure, you get kind of control the experiences. teeth brother was shut down and we had a bit of a gyro issue with the aircraft, but very minor compared to our story in the gulf. >> was one scarier than another in terms of, you know, facing an emergency like that? >> you know, i would say the gulf incident was pretty scary. being on fire, there's nothing like that. >> so talk about that. you're flying along. you're over the gulf. you start to see smoke and fire behind the instrument panel, right? >> yes, and in the nose baggage area. basically we were flying around, eating a back of m & ms, checked
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in with houston center and we see a little bit of smoke which typically is not a huge deal. usually a radio will smoke a little, throat electrical power off. everything is fine. made a quick call to houston control center, told them we had a problem and before i finished the radio call we were covered in smoke. >> any question in your mind that we will have to ditch this aircraft? >> no. those decisions were being made pretty synonymous and pretty quickly between the two of us. that's pretty much what saved our lives was being able to recognize the aircraft loss and not to save ourselves. >> training goes into this course. we see it in this ipad video that you take, and you're taking great care to preserve the ipad and document all this, but were you poised. you were calm. i think a lot of people are going to find that amazing. obviously train sag big piece of that. >> training is a big part of it. no pun intended, you kind of go into autopilot in those situations and just run through the procedures. the ipad obviously, you know, i have it everywhere with me, and we grabbed it on the way out of
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the airplane. about hour one i realized we had it, get kind of lonely. ran out of things to talk about so we made a quick video which, of course, you've seen now. >> and it did take a while for the coast guard to actually reach you. it was close to sundown. were you starting to get concerned about how much longer you could have survived out there? >> absolutely. people ask us were you worried. we weren't worried at all. we knew they had three position reporting devices that they could find us, but when the first aircraft passed over our heads and they didn't see us and we're waving and saving and still don't see it, watching the sunset and the second aircraft shows up, still don't see us, yes, we start to get nervous. >> how much fear enters into this? >> fear definitely plays a role. i won't lie and say there wasn't fear. there was definitely some back there. however, because of experience. because we've been in stress full situations, we're both remaining calm, and you begin looking at your options, and even though they are very bleak
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and grim out there with, you know, you're in the middle of nowhere, we did spot an oil rig just over the horizon, and it becomes one of those things of, okay, if it gets dark and they leave, what are we going to do? >> right. >> so there was some fear involved, but it wasn't enough to overpower our patience. >> theodore, your plane you use to support a group around the world for life to give plane rids for kids for cancer, will you get another plane. >> yes. i actually already have another aircraft, so we're going to continue the around the world flights, and nothing's changed except the tail number, so we will -- we will continue. >> so back in the air. >> back in the air. >> feeling undaunted. >> absolutely. >> all right, guys. good to see you both here, and, you know -- >> thanks very much. >> thanks for your good thinking and your training. congratulations on that. >> thank you very much. >> ted wright and raymond fosdick. up next, the cast of "the princess bride" looks back at their unlikely hit 25 years
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later, but first this is "
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25 years ago "princess bride" hit theaters and fell flat and then it quickly became a cult classic. now a commemorative dvd is being released. lester holt caught up with the movie director and its stars. >> want to see my face shining in it by the morning. >> us a wish. >> you probably don't have to go far to meet somebody who can recite this movie line for line. >> rodents of unusual size, i don't think they exist. >> you fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous is never get involved in a land war in asia. >> you killed my father, prepare to die. >> inconceivable. >> inconceivable. >> directed by rob reiner and
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based on william goldman's 1973 novel "princess bride" is a terry tale with a twist. >> is this a kissing book? >> wait, just wait. >> when you made this film, were you thinking hit? were you thinking longevity? >> classic. classic. we were thinking of classic, lester. >> no, you weren't. >> you're not thinking of anything. thinking of making a movie that will hopefully entertain a lot of people. >> entertain it did. released in 1987 the low budget romantic comedy didn't fare so well at the box office, but it's become a cult classic 25 years later. >> people named their children wesley and buttercup as the middle name, and it became this iconic film each year that passed. >> robin wright, a virtual unknown back in 1987, was cast as princess buttercup. terry elwis played wesley, the mustache his idea. >> i felt completely blessed to be part of this tsunami of
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talent, and i was always scratching my head saying how did i find my way on to this movie? it was just pure luck. >> robin, i have to wonder, did any chemistry develop between you on the set? >> no, nothing. >> to this day. >> i was so in love with him, oh, my god. >> one of the pieces of trivia said you wanted more takes with the final kissing scene so you could be with kerry. >> yes, that is true. >> i think that was me actually. that was me. >> "princess bride" had an ensemble cast. >> you killed my father. prepare to die! >> mandy patinkin actually learned how to fence with the famous sword fight with kerry owens. >> you are wonderful. >> thank you. >> he and i trained pretty hard for a pew weeks. >> and the late andre the giant, who was the perfect person to play the role, at least physically. >> it's not like you throw a stick and 50 giants show up, but i thought i don't understand a word he's saying. i actually recorded his part,
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and i sent it to him and he learned it by rote how i did it. but he was a gentle giant. >> he would keep my head warm. it was so cold. his hand was so big it covered my whole head. >> meanwhile, billy crystal who brought the house down during filming because of his quick wit ad libbed some of the film's most quotable scenes. >> have fun at the castle. >> 25 years later still regular film screenings, even a facebook page dedicated to "the princess bride" proving this little movie that could has withstood the test of time. >> maybe can you come over and read it again to me tomorrow. >> as you wish. >> for "today," lester holt, nbc news, los angeles. >> love, love, love. >> such a tender moment. >> love this movie. >> as you wish. >> how many times have you seen it? >> i've never seen it. >> he's a moving watchy guru. i wanted to wait until i had my own children. >> aren't they just newborns?
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>> raised in some news lab somewhere. >> that would happen. >> i was working in the lab late one night when i saw a giant man who does the news. we call him gregory. here's his views. he did the press, the monster press, the "meet the press." >> i had no idea what i just started. >> no idea how that started. >> an idea waiting to be expressed at the news anchor laboratory manufactured. i guess we're out of time. >> up next, online sensation the piano guys perform their one-direction hit, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:51 with the piano guys. five dads from utah with more than 250 million facebook fans and more than 145 million hits on youtube. they have gained fame for their videos featuring classical interpretations of popular music, and now they are out with their debut album, and the piano guys are here. al, steven shark nelson, john anderson and paul stewart. guys, good morning. >> good morning. >> you are rock stars, kind of.
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>> our kids don't think so. >> so paul, this started with you. you own a piano shop. >> yes. >> looking for a way to advertise. how did this happen? >> yeah. just looking for another way to advertise an online social me a media, facebook was the same way. all crossed paths in utah. john schmidt came in and the next thing we know we starting figure. >> john, you're the only guy who plays the piano in a traditional sense. where did you get the moves? >> spontaneous creation. all five of us are like brothers, feel like we've been together and have so much fun together. the stuff like this naturally happens. we just enjoy it so much, and normally it's actually john on the piano and then i play cello, and we love putting those instruments in crazy places like on a 1,000-foot cliff or on a train or jumping out of a plane. >> you have the rock star mentality now. people throwing their undergarments at you and that kind of thing?
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>> our kids think we're pretty cool since we released a cd with sony. other than that we're kind of dorky. >> pretty cool. we'll let you take it away. >> thank you. >> cool. ♪ ♪ ♪
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breaking news at 8:56 now. a school bus accident is causing delays. right to danella sealock with the updates. good morning. >> good morning, no students were injured. let's head to central avenue. you are finding westbound lanes blocked at lake arbor way
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because of a crash. outer loop of the beltway, heavy on the brakes. travel speed, 27 miles per hour.
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good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist, tom kierein. the fog continues to slowly lift. the visibilities are improving. temperatures here, almost 9:00 in the morning. still low 60s to around 70 around the area. it's milder south and east. as we get through the day, we get the cloud cover breaking up. sun breaking up this afternoon as we warm to the low and mid-80s with high humidity. delightful weather for thursday, friday and saturday. >> thank you. don't forget t
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♪ and as we listen to the piano guys, we are back now with more of "today" on this wednesday morning, october 3rd, 2012. outside the studio at rockefeller plaza, a great crowd is listening.
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>> you know what that is? >> "the bourne identity." >> he's on the run. >> want to do one of your interpretive dances again? no. we're out of time. >> anyway, i know. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you know david gregory by know. mr. al roker, of course, and coming up we've got the presidential debates tonight. >> yeah. >> a reminder that the elections, of course, are around the corner and jill martin is here. she actually has a patriotic theme to her fun finds this morning, everything from chocolates, to jewelry, all with the red, white and blue. >> when i think presidents, i think bling. >> i know. i think i want to shop. >> so we're also going to talk about how to pay off credit card debt. our 911 money team is here with the 411 or the 311 if you have a question about alternate side parking. >> very nice. and it's breast cancer awareness month, and we've got everything you need to know about breast
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cancer risk factors, detection and the latest in medical advances. >> all right. before we get to all that, we want to check in with the news of the day. natalie morales at the news desk. >> good morning, savannah, david and al. good morning, everyone. more trouble in the skies for american airlines as a flight was diverted to dallas last evening when the crew was alerted to a landing gear issue. the plane landed without incident this. comes after another american airlines plane had to be diverted on tuesday. the london to chicago flight was diverted to ireland after a passenger reported the smell of smoke in the cabin. meantime, american airlines is identifying what caused seats to come loose on two planes. the troubled carrier says a clamp that attaches seats to a track in the floor was not properly installed, but some progress possible today as the american airlines pilots union resumes scuttled contract negotiations with the carrier. a showdown in denver as president obama and republican challenger mitt romney face off in their first debate, but a 2007 speech by then senator
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obama is generating criticism from conservatives who say his words are racially charged. the obama campaign is fighting back saying romney's allies are just trying to distract from romney's secretly taped remarks about 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. and can you watch tonight's debate live starting at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific right here on nbc. former penn state graduate assistant mike mcqueary has filed suit against the university for defamation and misrepresentation. mcqueary's account that he witnessed jerry sandusky showering with a boy back in 2001 helped bring the charges that led to the former assistant football coach's conviction. mcqueary is seeking millions in damages allege the university mistreated him after the sexual abuse scandal surfaced. sandusky is not commenting on the complaint. the latest search for jimmy hoffa has turned up nothing but dirt. police were searching a backyard in suburban detroit where a credible tipster told them a
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man, possibly the long missing former teamsters boss, had been buried some 37 years ago. soil samples gathered at the site turned up no traces of hoffa or any other human remains. hoffa was last seen in the summer in 1975 about 30 miles from the site of the latest tip. for the fourth year in a row the u.s. birth rate has dropped but only by 1% suggesting the effects of the weak economy may be coming to an end. the steepest decline is among hispanics who exports perts say are disproportionately affected by a bad economy. the high school sophomore elected to homecoming court as a cruel prank got a huge surprise today. whitney kopp was speaking to ryan seacrest on his radio share about the weekend homecoming event when one of her music idols phoned in. >> whitney, i want you to just say hello to adam. he's on the phone with us right now, too. >> hey, whitney. >> hi. >> what's up? >> nothing. >> how are you? how was the dance? it was good? >> yeah. i hate to ask this, but who is
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this. >> this is adam. >> at am lambert, seriously? >> yeah, for real. >> oh, my god! oh, my gosh. you don't know how much i love your work. it's inspirational to me, and -- okay, i hate really to say this. but your eyes are so pretty. >> whitney said she was prout proud that she attended homecoming and grateful to her michigan community for rallying around her. a poor pup is finally on her way to a happy ending after a driver accidentally ran her over on a rhode island highway at 50 miles per hour. for 11 miles the white poodle mix was taken along for the ride, stuck in the front grill of a car when a fellow motorist tipped him off. the driver rushed to a local police department to help get the dog out. amazingly the pooch has recovered from her minor injuries and is doing just fine. the east providence animal center is looking for her owner, but if no one comes forward she will be up for adoption. i'm sure she will get a great
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home. try not to get too excited this. junior hockey player in new jersey was a bit too psyched about scoring a goal so he did what anyone else would do, throws himself through some of the surrounding glass at the rink, not to worry though. not to worry. nobody got hurt. he's just fine. getting right back up on his skates. the clip now has more than 700,000 hits on youtube. definitely not what to do. it's six minutes after the hour. let's go across the way to al roker with a check of the weather. >> good news, a new open for len berman's "spanning the world." >> but nobody got hurt. >> let's see what we've got for you right we are talking about some foggy weather here in the northeast. kind of wet and rainy, drizzley. the fog is going to be the problem causing airport delays from new york city, boston, philadelphia and washington, d.c., newark as well. look at the delays. as we move out to the west, we have snow to talk about. big snowstorm getting together. western montana and over the next 48 hours will spread its way into northern minnesota or
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anywhere from three to six inches of snow. some areas picking up up to a foot. that's what's going on around the country. >> good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist, tom kierein. the fog is dissipating west and northwest of i-95. south and east, the fog is gone. we will have a little sunshine likely breaking out by later this afternoon. the temperatures climb into the low to mid-80s. feeling like summer with high humidity. tomorrow, less humid, beautiful with dry weather and sunshine. saturday, mid-70s. might get showers sunday morning. a chilly start next week. time now for today's take 3 where the three of us give our take on the three topics that have caught our attention, and our special guest this morning, donny deutsch is here. >> all right. >> because we can't get enough of you on "the professionals." >> thanks so much. >> breast cancer awareness, exactly. >> i guess i didn't get the
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memo. >> shoot. >> tomorrow. >> i'll make good for it. >> you have whole month. not to worry. >> okay. >> got to remind me. >> take one. >> take one, i'm sure you all saw this. an anchor takes on her weight critics. jennifer livingston, who we spoke to moments ago, responded to a viewer e-mail or facebook post having to do with her weight, an here's what she says. >> the truth is i am overweight, but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that, that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't see know me. are you not a friend of mine. are you not a part of my family, and you have admitted that you don't watch this show so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> yeah. >> i should say the viewer who wrote in said that she was not a role model because of her weight issues. >> look, first of all, the viewers in a sense have spoken
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because she's been on the air for a long time. it's not like she's gained all this weight. they know who she is, and they like her. >> well, she's also -- the station actually received some 50,000 e-mails supporting her after this, after the fact, but, when i saw this last night, i was cheering her on standing up. i mean, she brought me to tears with what she said because i think the internet has -- and it's as you've spoken with her in the interview, she points that out, it has gotten so cruel and people post things anonymously. >> because they are cowards. >> because they are cowards. would you ever -- i think as jennifer even said, would you say that stuff to your grandmother, say that stuff to -- >> let me play devil's advocate for a second. bear with me. obviously what that guy did was horrible and disgusting. he's a jerk, that's obvious. she went on to call him a bully. >> right. >> to me, it's very interesting. if somebody wrote in to me and said donny, you're too old to be on the air and i got on the air and said you're bullying me, how dare you say that? when you have the public airwaves, you are the powerful
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one. definition of a bully is when a weak person -- when a strong person picks on a weak person. to me when you're in the public eye, you should be big enough to ignore every one of us. every day gets stupid -- i actually think -- what he did -- she was behaving like a bully using her public airspace to respond to an idiot, and i think in a strange way the definition of bullying was turned around. obviously she's fantastic. an overweight, so what, but to me, every one of us got on the air every time somebody said something. she was being a bully there, strangely enough. >> in a sense, i think she was speaking for folks who go through who are overweight, fat, whatever you want to use, the indignities they go through every day, and -- and there's a certain double standard because there are a lot of overweight anchors and reporters who are male who gent get it. >> say it again. i'm 54, somebody wrote me, you shouldn't be on the air over 40. if i went on how dare you say that to me, i'd seem like a bully. once again, the guy's an idiot.
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should have been bigger, no pun intended, just ignore it. i'm going to get a lot of heat for this. >> but you're used to it. >> what i do, that's right. >> savannah, what do you think? >> you're old, you'll be going away soon. >> you know what i think. i'm glad she stood up to it. i think that people think that people on tv are, you know, don't have any feelings at all and you can write what you want, and she made clear that that's not the case. >> the airwaves would be pretty littered, if we're all responding to all the idiots out there. >> that's true. we have them every day. >> we never respond to those kinds of things. she was saying -- >> except for you in hoboken. >> she was saying though, she was teaching this lesson to her daughters at home, and it just -- that note just kind of -- it hit home to her. >> ignore it. >> let's move on. the topic number two, okay. this is very interesting. ya's ceo marissa mayer, as you know, was in the news a couple weeks ago because she announced
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that she was pregnant and was going to take maternity leave and work at the same time from home, but now she had her baby boy. congratulations to her. >> right. >> but they can't come up with a name, apparently, so now she is soliciting on e-mails at work for people to name her child. >> wow. >> the yahoo! -- >> yohoo. >> your entire job is making decisions and you can't make a decision on the name. short the stock. >> publicity stunt, or is she just trying to draw eyes to yahoo!? >> maybe she wants good ideas. >> i have to say, when my little niece was born, my brother and sister-in-law didn't name her for like three weeks. >> wow. >> really? >> they couldn't come up a name. i'm outing them. we just called her baby girl guthrie. >> bgg. >> she will be in therapy. >> she knows now. >> are you going to name this baby? >> that's kind of raising some
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eyebrows. >> and speaking of eyebrows. >> "take 3," the presidential debate tonight, decide to take a look at a new study predicting who will win the election using eyebrows, and according to their study president obama has the best groomed eyebrows. >> so they say if you look in history, those with the most groomed eyebrows, the best groomed eyebrows will win except in one case which was bush v. gore in 2000. >> make the argument, the physically most attractive candidate wins so is this a subset of that. >> i don't think people are consciously vote begun it. >> get a close-up on donny's eyebrows and a poll going of our own male anchors. >> obviously that's obama and romney. let's take a look at our guys here. tell us what you think, and send us an e-mail about who has the best eyebrows. >> shouldn't it work. >> well, he dyes them. >> that's a fact. >> all right. >> and donny deutsch's eyebrows. >> look at that.
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>> donny is the write-in. >> call me independent. >> donny, thank you so much. as halloween approaches we want you to submit your best photos of your pet in costume at we may even air them on friday. we've got the halloween pet parade coming. al and natalie bringing pepper and zara in their halloween costumes. >> can't wait for that. >> i don't know if she will keep it on. can't wait to see. >> coming up next, jill martin is here with her fun finds, sure to get your vote. a little election season flare on this debate day, but first these messages. charles walgreen had a mission to help people be happy and healthy. from inventing the first chocolate malt... to creating a nonprofit pharmacy for our troops... to the first child safety caps. walgreens has been innovating for over a hundred years. and we're just getting started. with more and more ways to be well every day. here at the corner of happy and healthy.
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let the making begin. ♪ we are having a party >> cute little animation this morning on "jill's fun finds," fashionable, functional and just plain fun items with election day in mind. jill martin is a contributor to "today" and "us weekly." jill, good morning. >> good morning. >> ready to have some fun with the election. okay. starting us off with cocktails, always a good segment when you start off this way. >> okay. here's the filibuster. >> what's in it? >> oh, my. >> bourbon and compare, cheers. >> drink lightly, already taken a sip. >> the renaissance hotels -- >> that's strong, whoa. >> have concocted these drinks in honor of the election. >> okay. >> so this is capitol hill, balanced budget, and can you make them at home also. and get the recipes for these planning an upcoming party with the election just days away. >> next you can also wrar on
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your nails for the political party. >> i got my nails done without revealing my political preference. >> bipartisan. >> obama on one hand and romney on the other and bliss is holding a special nail extravaganza if you want to encourage people to go out and vote. see the stickers, put on your nails and also have the lotions, may the best scent win. mint romney and obama in body lotion. >> okay. >> $6, >> fantastic. >> next a watch that has a unique partnership, i understand, with getting -- helping people get out and vote. >> right. modify watches teamed up with rock the vote to encourage people to vote. they are $40, and can you pop out the face. all different looks. david gregory actually liked these. >> these are cool. >> and also you invest in this, and it takes you throughout the year. not like you're buying something for the next month. you can wear these and they are water resistant. >> i like it. over here, sticking with jewelry. remind people of your state year
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round as well. >> these are gorgeous. look at this on my neck. wearing new york, obviously. 14 karat gold, starting at $130, an investment. you can wear these all year round. just a great piece to layer, to have, give as a gift. >> cute. i like it. tom shoes also getting in on the action. >> with your political preference. $29 to $58. tom' so there you see all the different versions right there, plus the kids' once, always cute and you invest in these for your kids. you can wear these -- >> wear them year round. >> until they grow out of them. >> over here let's talk about stuff for the little ones. >> baby wunsies. babies for obama. >> okay. >> and i'm so cute i could be a republican, all different one, i'm a wee-publican. >> adorable. >> these are reversible pillow, the set is $50. something to add to the house if
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you're having an election party. >> if you're having a party and want some speakers and need good autoaudio. actually these you can switch them out. >> this is a year round investment. this is blue tooth speakers so put any different skins on the outside. obama, romney and buy these separately. it comes with one, and then can you switch it out. we have you there after the election if you want a natalie speaker, or i have down here, kathie lee and hoda, matt, al. just a great gift and great also for tailgating if you're a sports fan. >> okay. i like this for your home to decorate, cutting board. >> great for the kitchen, great house warming gift, $22 to $40 on >> love when you end with the sweets on fun finds. >> october 22nd, sneak peek, godiva coming out with these. truffle pops. >> they are cute. >> special edition.
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>> sprinkled cupcakes getting in on the action. obama, romney and just vote. >> have had a lot of cupcakes already this morning. jill martin, thanks so much. good fun finds as always. coming up next, answers to your money questions on how to get out from under credit card debt but first these messages. ♪ [ sighs ] hey! come on! what? i've been skimming mac and cheese for 75 years. 75? yeah. i'm only 45. i have another family. what?! what. ♪ [ male announcer ] celebrating seventy-five years of gooey, creamy delicious kraft macaroni & cheese. you know you love it.
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the middle class, who move our country forward. work hard. raise families. and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. good morning. fog continues to lift, temperatures around 70. sun breaking out into the
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mid-80s. a delightful pattern with lower humidity thursday, friday and saturday. a shower sunday morning and a chilly start to next week. aaron? >> thank you. don't forget to tune in
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cancer awareness month so we'll get out our pink like natalie. 40,000 american women died last year alone from the disease, from your weight and family history, we'll tell you five facts that you may not know about breast cancer. >> all right. very important. plus a sweet treat is in your future as well. we'll head into the kitchen to show you how to make fortune cookies, baking them from scratch with a fortune inside, too. does that mean we can write our own fortune? >> i'm being held hostage in a fortune cookie nightmare. >> good. >> let's fortune cookie the weather. >> all right. we'll see how the weather crumbles, as we show you, we ar crumbl crumbles. we are looking for fog in the northeast. airport delays. rain and snow in the northern plains. heat and sunshine continues in the southwest. tomorrow, we are expecting to see plenty of sunshine. rain and showers and thunderstorms in new england. it starts to sink down into the southern plains as well.
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sunny and mild in the pacific northwest. sunshine and heat from texas to the southwest. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, i'm tom kierein. right now, temperatures around 70 around the area. a lot of humidity in the area. cloudiness lingering. the clouds continue to lift. mid-70s by the bay. later, much of the region with the sun breaking out a little bit. climb to the low to mid-80s by mid afternoon and turning more comfortable thursday, friday and saturday. delightful autumn weather. sunday morning, might get >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. coming up next, financial experts answer your questions about credit card debt, but first these messages. [ female announcer ] there are lots of different ways to say get well to your loved ones. ♪ this came for you, mommy. [ female announcer ] but it takes the touch of kleenex® brand, america's softest tissue,
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time now for "today's money 911" where we answer your big financial questions today focusing on credit card death. our panel includes jane shatzky and sharon epperson and nice to
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see you guys. >> we'll start off and head to skype. kristi from riverside, missouri, skipg in, good morning. >> good morning. >> hi. what's your question? >> when my husband and i were first married we incurred a lot of credit card debt, and currently we're living on student loans, and some of those interest rate on the credit cards are up to 20%. we've called and talked to supervisors and they say there's nothing we can do to lower them. >> okay. what do you think? what can they do? >> look at a different credit card all together, as in transferring your balance. do you know how your credit score is? >> last i checked it was like 6-something. >> so if you go to, they have a list of balance transfer cards that you can get with an average creddard score. if you're in the 6, your credit score needs some work. 630, 640, can find a card to
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transfer your balance to. may incur a fee but it might be worth it as long as you run to see how much you'll save on interest and work on getting that score back up. >> okay. kristi, good luck. >> okay, thank you. >> all righty. we'll go to the phone lines now. let's go to washington state. theresa calling in from winthrop, washington. good morning, theresa. >> good morning. >> hi. what's your question? >> my relationship of 15 years ended a year ago. i have a credit card that originated before the relationship, and i added my partner as an authorized user. he later became a co-owner to the account. the card has a balance but is blocked now so neither one of us can use it. what harms my credit rating the most, closing it out completely or leaving it open with his bad credit affecting it? >> that's an interesting question. david? >> lesson one, no matter how much we love someone, we don't put them on our credit card. so don't ever do that again. >> i saw that on a greeting
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card. >> yeah, no matter what. >> so romantic here. here's the thing. you can't just close the card because the card is basically and technically frozen. it's been done because you guys are both on it and don't want either one of you using it. >> how much do you owe on the credit card right now? >> 2,000 or less. >> here's what i would do, pay that card off and be done with it and that way your score will improve. the longer it stays out there, waiting out there for seven years, i wouldn't have that drag your credit score down for $2,000. you might want to sue your partner but to sue the partner for $1,000, you'll spend the money on legal fees. >> send a letter from a lawyer. >> and if that fails steal his car. >> really, the key thing here, put it in perspective. $2,000, can get that paid down and might even call the credit card company to get them to reduce that balance if you agrey to pay it off in a lump sum. try this approach first.
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>> thanks and good luck. >> thank you. >> let's go now to an e-mail from tustin, california, wanting to remain anonymous. my husband and i have approximately $30,000 in credit card debt. i have a 401(k) from my previous employer that is worth about 100,000. i finally will start working part time this month after being unemployed for 18 months. i need to move my 401(k) to a new company. should we roll out some money to pay down the credit cards? we understand the taxes will be incurred, i think i already know what the answer to that is. is getting rid of our credit card debt worth it? sharon? >> do you not want to touch your 401(k), but in this case it's not because i don't believe stealing from your future to pay for your debts right now. another factor. great that she has a job now, but she had been unemployed for 18 months. going to take her a while to get on solid footing. start paying off this credit card debt with whatever money she's bringing in. but, i don't want to advocate bankruptcy, but there may be a
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situation where it takes her longer than she -- she really doesn't have the wherewithal to get it all paid off. that may be an option for her and the reason why she doesn't want to touch that 401(k), don't want to mess the 401(k) is the creditors can't mess with it so that's something protected by the creditors. keep that 401(k), do not touch it. talk to a non-profit credit counsellor. find out whether or not, great place to go to find one. see what they can say about getting your cash flow back and avoid bankruptcy but know that you do not under any circumstances want to touch that 401(k). >> don't want to touch the 401(k). >> never, don't do it. >> for those on the east coast, david will be sticking around to answer your questions live in a web chat. that's just ahead at coming up next, five facts you need to know about breast cancer after these messages. [ man ] launch sequence initiated. [ male announcer ] at kfc we have one mission: [ beep ] 15 seconds and counting. serve the world's best-tasting chicken. t-minus 10... that's why our whole chicken is delivered fresh. 9...8...
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thought family history is a risk factor. majority of cases do not involve family history. it's gender, predominantly a female disease and age. as we get older you increase your risk of breast cancer, especially in post-menopausal women. >> weight gain and obesity increase your risk. >> people who gain 18 to 20 pounds have a significantly higher increase compared to women who gained 5 or 10 pounds. obesity and weight gain is absolutely a risk factor. exercising and losing weight can reduce your risk dramatically. >> how much exercise? >> hour and a half a week, not very much. quitting smoking and moderation in terms of alcohol. no more than two drinks a day can also help decrease your risk. >> fact number three, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women but is it the most
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deadly kind of cancer? >> actually not. lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer and that's because breast cancer when found early is actually quite treatable so that's why screening is so important, that we get the breast cancer at an early stage. can you get treatment for t.lung cancer is diagnosed later on and not as treatable. >> early detection key. >> absolutely. >> and self-exams, all of that. >> and mammograms, of course, right now the best way to detect breast cancer. >> and fact number four, breast cancer can strike anywhere in the body. i did in the know that. >> by definition if you're calling it breast cancer. it starts in the breast, but it can spread to the lungs, liver, bone or even the brain, and that's called advanced or metastatic breast cancer. we don't talk a lot about the late stage breast cancer, 150,000 women in the country living with advanced breast cancer. they, of course, face their own unique challenges and don't want to forget about them when we talk about breast cancer awareness. >> and fact five, african-american women are more likely to die of breast cancer than any other women. why is this? >> yeah. this is very important to understand.
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african-american women tend to get breast cancer at a younger age, and they get a more deadly form of the cancer,more aggressive tumor. especially important for african-american women to talk to their doctors about getting screened perhaps earlier, talk about family history, because for them it seems to be a more deadly disease. >> what medical options are available for those diagnosed with later stages of breast cancer? >> well, surgery still may be an option, just to remove part of the tumor, if possible, and then chemotherapy, radiation, and we're really understanding more and more about the different types of breast cancer and tailoring therapy to those specific types so hopefully in the next three years we'll see more tailored treatments that are more effective. >> doctor, great information as always. great reminders for us. thanks. >> thank you. coming up next, the secret to baking fortune cookies. can't wait to see what's inside, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. in "today's kitchen" we're making a fun dessert.
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fortune cookies. the executive chef joins us out and has a new cook book called "baking out loud." love the title. >> nice to be here, al. >> we're making fortune cookies. >> we are. >> i like fortune cookies. everybody likes fortune cookies. >> you know what's so interesting, al. if you really technically advance, you can make it on your computer, or you can handwrite them like this right here. i don't know, al. do you want to do a little fortune. >> yeah, there you go. >> and it's perfect. we'll fold it right into a cooky. >> help, i'm in a cookie. >> i love that. i'm trapped in a cookie. basically, al. it's really simple. going to take a little bit of egg white here. going to put a little vanilla extract in here. look at all those vanilla beans. >> look at that. >> that'siumy. >> that's like a vanilla paste. >> it is, a vanilla paste. that's what i use a lot in the book, vanilla paste.
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smell. >> oh, wow. >> sesame oil which is fantastic. we'll mix this until it gets a little frothy, and then we'll put the fluff and sugar right in. there you go. and if you want to mix that up a little bit. i have the mix right here, and it has -- >> why am i mixing this? >> you're mixing that because i've got it already mentioned's there. put it on the pan, already sprayed. this is a non-stick surface which is fantastic. you can stop mixing because it's mixed. >> we've got mustard seed. we've got poppy seed. this is anise seed. caroway and sesame and black
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sesame. you can really use anything. so we're going to take the dough, and we're going to give a little push right here. put them over here and take them out of the oven. careful, it's hot. >> it's -- actually you're going to look for something that's a little bit brown. >> silicone one would have kept it from sticking. wanted to give you this idea. we're going to take this. make today sweeter, i love that.
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>> okay. we'll take this and kind of give it a little bend and put it between two rolling pins, as you see, and when they cool, they will look like this and give a crack. let's see what's in there. >> what a difference "today" makes. >> oh, i love that. >> very nice. >> and here they are over here with all the different ones. do it for kids' birthday parties. write happy birthday. happy birthday, al. >> that's terrific. >> popcorn and peanut bark, a little salty sweet. >> what's this? >> basil panicotta. >> looks amazing. >> a little strawberry consumme. >> and my favorite which made the cover of the book. >> overstuffed nutters and overstuffed o, a little riff on the classic. >> can never resist a nutter. >> you can split them in half. >> oh. >> that's a unique way to do it. i kind of like to do that.
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>> how to eat a nutter cookie. >> exactly. great job, beautiful. >> "baking out loud." terrific. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, hedy. >> coming up, kathie lee and hoda are here after your local messages. >> but they are not getting any of these.
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9:57 is your time now on this wednesday, october 3rd, 2012. good morning. we are seeing a lot of delays on the road. let's check in with danella sealock. good morning. >> good morning. it's been a tricky morning on the roads. southbound lanes all blocked at irving street because of an accident. the beltway, the outer loop, a
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crash blocks the left lanes. we'll talk delays. not bad but continuing toward central avenue you are slow. let's head to tom with a check of the forecast. >> brightening. we ought to get sun out by the afternoon. highs reaching low to mid-80s. near 70. tomorrow, beautiful weather moving in with lower humidity. the same on friday. increasing clouds saturday. might get a cloud sunday morning. next week, chilly in the mornings, afternoon highs monday and tuesday into the 60s. that's the way it looks. >> tom, thank you. coming up on news 4 midday, we'll talk to one of the owners
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hello, everyebb. if you've got the midweek blues, here is good news 4. it is winesday wednesday. it is october 3rd some glad you are here with us today a little dreary out there it is. >> but a whole front on the whole east coast, you know, it is sort of -- >> by the way in new york on friday, the weathercasters and meteorologists are predicting 80 degrees. really? isn't a moment >> indian summer.
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good. good. good. . there's some news being made out of wisconsin and this is an interesting story. there is an anchorwoman there who is overweight. >> by own admission. >> she received an e-mail, as people on tv often do from viewers saying things. >> that's why i don't read them. anyway. >> this e-mail came anonymously, it said -- i don't know if we showed her picture yet. >> really just unbelievable. >> yeah. >> her husband, who is also a local anchor, was furious.
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rightfully so >> right. anyway, she decided instead of sitting there stewing about it which often people do she decided she was going to step out and say something. >> didn't he posted it on facebook? >> here's what she said. >> the truth is, i am overweight. you could call me fat. and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch this show. so, you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> it's just -- it's so heartbreaking. she is a mother of three. >> yeah. >> she -- we can only imagine the cruelty of people. and this one was just -- even the way he delivered it was just like so matter of fact. like i'm trying to help. >> judge judy. annoying.
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annoying. >> just as rude and as cruel as can be. >> here is the thing that she said f this man is watching tv in his home and he says to his child, oh, she's fat, that child's going to school the next day and saying to another child, you're fat. >> right. >> october is not only breast cancer awareness month it is anti-bullying month as well. the question is was that man bullying her? the man's response was interesting. >> which is also annoying. after seeing that, he writes again. >> keep digging. >> stop writing. >> this is what he said. >> kenneth krause. >> you don't have to be cruel. >> kenneth krause. >> let's go -- try that again. >> kenneth. >> said this.
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have we seen a picture of this man? >> i want to see kenneth krause. >> naked. [ laughter ] >> there. bring it. bring the photo. >> you know, it's also about the next topic we are going to talk about, about being so rude. it's just in general, because of the -- because of social media, people think they can say anything with anonymity, although he left his name. >> he left his name. there is the thing it is that judge judy -- i like judge judy, but it's that attitude of like i'll help you. i will abe glad to help you, young lady. >> first of all what she get is absolutely right. she has had three babies, sir, by the way.
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have one and see what happens to your body. >> kenneth krause. >> there. said it. and i bet you can tell by her american and her delivery that she is nobody's fool and she doesn't -- she doesn't -- i'm sure shes a -- she handled it i think extremely well and she said -- she is trying to use it as a teaching opportune wit her own girls at home. >> yeah. >> god bless her. >> you are right about people being rude online. there was an article on the "wall street journal" that talked about how rude people are online because do you have the anonymi anonymity. now the equivalent you pretend you did something that anoded me. >> imagine that. >> dowel it in five more minutes. let say i wanted to confront but it and say, look, you really hurt my feelings, you might say, oh, my god, i'm sorry, what is it? i would react to your reaction. i would not keep plugging away, keep pounding on you, i would see she get. >> it is >> my point. she got it. someone is writing an e-mail, spewing and spewing and spewing, no idea of win the person goes,
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okay, i got it. >> human connection. it is all technological. >> sometimes when you're really upset and you write things quickly and hit send, regret it want to pull it back, you think to yourselves, my gosh, i can't believe i said that, when you can't judge how bad another person is feeling as you're saying your thing. >> the fact the man still doesn't see what he has done is wrong. >> who? >> kenneth krause. >> kenneth krause? >> maybe he is an upstanding member of the community there in wisconsin, but i just think i wish -- i don't know, you think he wishes he had it back? >> he gave a follow-up statement. >> i know that but public opinion is again kenneth krause. >> kenneth knows. women see. he may say, look, everyone -- people do judge when they look at someone immediately, they look at the person and they think something, regardless. >> but isn't that just as wrong as homophobia or racism? >> yeah, but -- >> isn't that prejudice? hello? >> yeah, it s when you look at someone overweight and the first thing you think of is, oh what a
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terrible representative you are, this woman clearly knows that she is overweight. >> challenged that way. >> she wants to work on it but that's not all of her. it's part of her. >> let me just tell you this, everybody, wait till menopause. you think you got trouble controlling it now, wait till the old postmenopausal series kicks in. that's fun. that's your reward for good living your entire life. yes. yes. >> okay. so there was a smackdown of sorts on tmz we got to see. tell. >> tell us about ms. maria. >> nicki minaj and mariah carey are the two judges on "american idol." there was talk of who is going to outdiva whom and smackdown. lo and behold, the very first day, together at the table, appears to be a confrontation. >> hoda, apparently nicki minaj showed up 45 minutes late for the auditions right off the bat. what would happen if you or i showed up 45 minutes late for our work here? >> the show would be better. >> probably. >> a lot better.
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>> willie geist would come over and fix t. >> sara sit in here, jill, bobby -- probably is a heck of a show but anyway, all right. so, bad analogy. the point is it is unprofessional, i don't care who you are, real professionals show up on time. if you are not on time, you are basically saying i'm more important than you are. i'm more important than the people that have camped out all night waiting to audition. it's rude. >> so, there was some surreptitious video apparently shot that somehow they managed to get the captioning on there so you could -- >> if you could actually understand t. >> so here's the smackdown. >> since you can't really -- should we read the thing? >> yes. you be nikki, i will be randy. >>. >> just bleep it. >> get this. get in control. get in control.
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>> settle down. settle down. >> don't lose your head. don't lose your head. tell me i'm a gangsta. every five minutes so every time you patronize me, i'm a -- take it back. and if you've got -- >> bleep. >> problem. handle it. i told them i'm not bleep. >> bleeping. >> highness over there. >> bleep. bleep. bleep. >> i'm not gonna sit here every -- finish it. commit and finish it, hoda. to have you come down and harass me every minute of every day. [ applause ] >> thank you. i think it may have been better -- i think it may have been better with us. >> they started out as colleagues. they worked together in a single. able to get along, which makes one wonder -- >> if this was real. >> if this was set up and a leaked for ratings purposes? love to know what you-all think. their ratings are challenged the first time in many seasons. >> right. they want to get people. and look, "the voice" is doing very, very well.
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"dancing with the stars" is on. >> that's failing -- not -- >> dancing? >> yeah, down as well. >> i think "the voice" is at the top. >> everything has a time and season. and people end up doing desperate things to hold onto power and prestige. >> right. >> and not to mention, woo hoo. >> we will talk about a topic coming up next i think will interest you. it is about kids who are entitled, who think they deserve everything. makes me crazy. >> even crazier than kenneth krause. and then, don't know the healthiest and best tasting foods on the grocery list or the aisle? we will have the tasty award winners. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso.
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one more time" amy mccrede and child and adolescent psychologist jennifer hart steen. >> seems to be getting worse and worse and worse. >> is it? is that what you guys are thinking too? >> entitlement is not in their dna. >> also not in the constitution. >> but it's on the rise. i think, in part, because our kids are growing up in this ecocentric reality tv world. >> is it parents are trying to do the right thing no bad intentions you want your kid to be happy and confident, say good job, bobby, great job at this? >> we praise for everything. wake up in the morning, yay, you woke up. we have to start thinking about you got up in the morning, hard to get up go and to school, praise the effort, not the kid. you worked so hard to get yourself to school on time that's so great. i'm proud of you. they are going to internalize that and feel good about themselves, they will do it again. >> even kwal parts discipline when they don't. >> right. >> that is the other thing, the other side of t you know, appalling the way the children . they don't listen or don't watch
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or totally ignore it, go, aren't they cute? no, they are not. they are obnoxious. >> if your child draws a picture and it is not that great but you say, susie, that is great. >> you worked really hard on that project, you are not just awesome or the best artist in the world, encourage or praise specifically what they've done. >> why do people -- parents think this is good for their children? creating a false reality that once they get to college, they are gonna have a rude awakening aren't they, jen? >> we see it -- yes, we see it all the time, see parents who are kind of pushing aside any obstacles, these kids don't know how to fail appropriately, don't know how to fight their own battles, be responsible for themselves. taught over time, we know, helicopter parenting is a big deal. we have talked about that endlesslism the problem is they try to catch their children
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before they ever fall. they don't learn they can get up, brush themselves off and do it again. >> sometime you isn't praising -- doesn't it give confidence and sometimes the people who succeed in life are not necessarily the most talented ones, but the ones who do believe they can do it they are the most confident? >> yes. are they confident in the fact just that they are awesome or that they can persevere? they can take on difficult challenges? they can got extra mile. >> say you are the best, honey? >> those are the things that contribute to success in life. school or a job. >> a combination i fell down goirkts and i got up and i don't have a cheerleader behind me. >> silent soccer games. not allowed to cheer your kid. >> not have fights on the field. but cheer from the sidelines. >> what is the difference between a helicopter parent and lawnmower parent? >> we have gone from helicopter, hovering over our kids to lawnmowering, we will mow down any on stack until their path to make it easy.
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>> kids who don't get internships who call up and say why didn't my child get that internship? >> all the time. >> college professor and fight why they don't get the right grade. they will write the papers while they are still in college. how do we expect there to be a workforce of these young people when they can't figure out how to even function? >> sometimes kids are -- win there is a soccer game, they give every single kid a blue ribbon. even if you're doing the right thing sometimes, society is sort of saying you're great, you're great, you're great. >> parents are behind that, too. i don't want to totally parent bash. i think there are experts, like us, at times who say self-esteem is the way to go build self-esteem. the way, the thing of the moment and we have to take a step back, look at it and say what are we really doing? promoting too much self-esteem, you're awesome, you're awesome, you're awesome, hurtful and pull back from that to teach balance? >> you know what every time i have been to a special olympic event, i sob my eyes out how beautiful it is that each kid gets a reward 'cause they -- and
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it means so much to them. let's save it for those kinds of situations. >> right. >> you know? thanks, ladies. >> thank you so much. >> not too terrific. >> you are just so so. >> did a good job. >> did an excellent job. >> feel good about yourselves. >> you can ask questions about raising kids without entitlement on our website, klg and heed what are the tastiest and healthiest foods of on your stores? >> not on your shelf, hoda. the winr of "cooking light's" tasties awards. i am not a vege! yeah, i might have ears like a rabbit... but i want to eat meat! [ male announcer ] iams knows dogs love meat. ...but most dry foods add plant protein, like gluten iams never adds gluten. iams adds 50% more animal protein, [ dog 2 ] look at me! i'm a lean, mean flying machine [ dog 1 ] i am too! woo hoo! [ male announcer ] iams. with 50% more animal protein. [ dog 2 ] i'm an iams dog for life. not a rabbit. woof!
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with thousands of different food products on supermarket shelves house, do you know which ones taste the best and which ones are the healthiest? >> "cooking light" makes that ease which is the annual grocery taste test known as the taste test awards. "cooking light" contributor editor allison fishman has the winners. hey, honey. >> the winners r. >> these are nine great items. let me just testimony you, the way we found them, they have to
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be available in national grocery stores. >> okay. not niche marketing things? >> not niche at all. they had to be within our sodium requirements, within our saturated fat and no added transfat. >> okay. >> after that, it was all about taste. >> what do we have here? >> first one, these are rice chips. these are lundberg. this has brown rice. >> winner. >> great crisp. >> my gosh. kufrmt try that wi >> can you fly with a little guac, humus? >> malta meal honey nut scooters, we did a raw test and the with milk, thing so test. >> didn't do cheerios? >> cheerios did not win. these won. >> likes like the packaging of cheerios. >> this is almond butter. people trying to stay away from peanut butter. healthy, vitamin e, potassium,
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butter. >> i thought peanut butter was good for you. >> they are but people are staying away because of the allergies. not into it? >> i don't want to say anything mean, like kenneth krause did. >> i'm not into almond butter. >> freezer, vegetable lasagne, pop this into your microwave, loft wait noodles stood up and vegetables stood up. i gave it to my stepdaughter. plate licked clean. >> a bite without the cheese part. >> noodles are nice and firm, which is great for a frozen item like that the vegetables firm, too. >> holds up in the wash. >> there you go >> michelangelo's jennings table lasagne. greek yogurt is all the rain went for straw berry. love cho banny. do. >> i have to do everything? >> not too thick, not too soft. tang. >> enough. >> so glad you like t next one this is quinoa. >> you can have this -- >> quinoa. >> quinoa. >> this is pure ray cooks up in
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15 minutes, nice kind of poppy texture in your mouth, nutty flavor. >> instead of rice or instead of pasta, right? >> great protein in it, eight grams of protein. >> the first time i had it i thought that's not so bad. slap some sauce on it it's fine. >> i love this this is kerry gold, in terms of the product reduced fat cheddar cheese. >> oh. >> reduced fat cheddar cheese isn't wonderful. this is. >> let me go back and get this thing. you can't just eat cheese. perfect. >> fee this baby holds up. >> very rich, very flavorful. good on a cheese platter. >> you love it? >> i wish could you have some. you can't have cheese anymore. >> no. >> for chocolate chips, you have to taste them both raw and in a cookie. this is a great recipe you can find on cooking >> you like it? >> delicious. >> it meets the middle, hershey's special dark, not too sweet, not too bitter but has more chips, the chips are
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we are back now with more of today on this winesday wednesday. plate weekly trivia game called "how ho knew"? we are spicing things up for hispanic heritage month. kathie lee is at the nbc experience store across the street. if they get it right, they get it $100 f they don't, they get her cd. join something he editor-in-chief and nbc latino contributor, jack rico. you excited? >> yes. >> across to you. >> beautiful lady from alberta, canada, with her husband of 25 years celebrating some glad you're here with us. finish the lyrics to this ricky
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martin song. ♪ take away your pain like a bullet to your brain ♪ ♪ upside inside out ♪ >> living la vida loca. >> happy anniversary. [ ding ] >> looked a little scared. she nailed it. >> better get t one of the best-selling singles of all time, ricky martin that particular song is his signature song. not only that the guy basically created the latin explosion of 1999, paved wait for jennifer lopez and enrique iglesias. >> packed the plaza when he visits us. back to kath. >> lovely lady. who is this latina star won countless awards with from "modern family." please. let's not go through it. who is it? rosie perez? >> no, sophia. >> vergara. let's mix it up a limb.
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>> that was a game minute. sophia is hot. on fire. >> she is on fire. one of the most famous personalities in hollywood. they are from barranquilla, colombia. >> i can't roll rs. >> highest paid woman actress on television right now, one of the few women very success envelope spanish and in english. she is on a roll. >> she is terrific. back across to kath. >> just one problem. that lady wanted my cd. >> thank you. >> some people have taste, hoda. all righty. where are you from, sir? >> san diego. >> all righty hospital. has recently been confirmed as a judge on "the voice" season four? shakira, gloria estefan, enrique iglesias or pit bull? >> i'm gonna say -- >> you don't know, do you? >> wait on "the voice"? >> yeah. >> enrique. >> i told you. [ buzzer ] told you, you didn't know. >> i went with the crowd. >> the correct answer -- >> that's l you are a big win. >> shakira. >> hips don't lie, this one she
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performed with whi ed wited wit grousbeck -- wycliffe jean. expecting a baby with a soccer player. >> i heard. now back to kath. >> which actress and singer sang this chart topper, plate song please. was it -- demi laugh vat toe, j. lo or selena. >> demi low vat toe. >> selena gomez. >> look. she does not want that cd. she took that cd and she didn't want it. >> absolutely. selena gomez, her name from the mexican tejano singer, selena. she sings this song actually in spanish. >> really? >> yes. she is one of the more accomplished teenagers, justin bieber, best friends with taylor swift. can't ask more of a teenager than her. >> that song is a big hit? >> huge hit. >> go ahead.
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>> texas friend who played gabrielle solis on desperate housewives? ava longoria, penelope cruz, salma hayek or eva mendez? >> a. >> eva mendes. yes. >> so, eva longoria, particularly for this character of gabriella solis, eight seasons on the show, never nominated for an emmy schull she co-hosted the alma awards, business which is the obama campaign and now dating mark sanchez, jets quarterback. >> yes, there's a lot about that time for one last one, kath. >> visiting from san diego. name this song where j. lo talks about her damage growing up. >> listen to this is it dance again, pappy, jenny from the block? >> jenny from the block? >> yep. yep. yep. a big day. >> jenny from the block. that's great song. a great song. and it is from the 2002 "this is then" and remember ben fer, ben
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affleck? >> he is in the video. probably hates that. >> you hated j. lo, think of this song and it is one -- you want it in every single concert. fantastic. >> thanks for joining us. kathie lee is going to come back across the street. how to extend the life and color of your hair and save some money, right after this. and guess who's in the house? we have the one, the only, shaquille o'neal with us. let's get the party started. is he falling asleep? shaq, we are waiting for you. right after this. why hello, my name is cinderella. cinderella. there we go. hello. who's having dinner with cinderella ? dancing time. ♪ beauty and the beast he has to go to sleep, mommy. it's sleeping time.
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today's beauty, how often do you get your hair done at the salmon, the season more than any two months we need to talk. >> celebrity sometimist sally hirshberger is here with tips to stretch the appointment by extending the life of your haircut and color, saving you time and money at the salon, maybe putting you out of business p you sure you want to tell us, sally? >> this is a bit risky. >> great to meet you, famous hairdresser, you. >> you, too. i like your hair getting longer in the front. bangs. >> ish. >> so bangs can be really from here, like yours. >> i have bangs? >> kathie lee. or like mine. 'cause when you think about your hair getting, you know, too
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long, it's the front that you're seeing. >> you are going to show us how to cut our own bangs? >> i hope that you guys help me. will you pass me that clip right there? >> emily, we want to apologize in advance. >> sally admitted she doesn't have her glasses on. >> you don't either. >> i don't cut straight. >> when you guys do this is key, take out the part you're not going to cut, so i'm sectioning it out. >> twist it. >> twist it. and then here, just do less, less is more. and don't get my fingers. >> can you see? >> cut it. >> i'm going to cut some more. >> up to your finger? >> you can also cut into it and guess what. >> that piece. >> let's check it out. >> okay, get that one. >> and go. >> okay. you guys got a job, okay? ready? and then you just go like this and you check it out. >> look what we did. >> welcome. >> that will be $250, please. >> right u and then if it is a little longer on one side, twist it and do it again. >> you made that look famous
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with that meg ryan. just got out of bed and fluffed your hair so cute. >> talk about split ends and how to treat them, shall we? >> absolutely. okay. okay. the longer your hair gets, it gets, you know, drier on the ends, it's key, if you're into having we have ay hair, which is happening now, don't use a curling iron, use these. this is what i did on my hair today, the curling iron fries your hair. this is how do you it. >> this is ranjana? >> great hair. >> amazing, right? >> crazy. all of you guys. literally, leave the end out and you want to try it. >> what happens here? >> you put it in when it's 90% dry or even almost completely dry. and put it in wherever you want waves. just wrap it. >> you don't spray any product on it or anything? >> i like thor can raton spray. >> soda. >> no, it seals your split ends.
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>> put it n doesn't have to be perfect. >> no. >> looks good. >> genius, you get the giselle waves when you let it out. seriously. >> so, 90% wet? >> yeah. and leave it in three minutes. then if you want your hair straight, get the keratin spray at a drugstore, seriously, spray it in and just use a flatiron, like most people go hold it just slide it. >> don't hold it. >> this gets all of us. what do we do -- >> gray roots are a no. i mean, if you have -- >> let's see, bend over if you can see. >> can you guys see that? >> sorry, nancy. >> nancy, nancy. >> i will show you mine, too. >> ready, hold still. check it out. liter literally, spray this in. >> oh. >> then take a toothbrush. >> toothbrush? >> i want to see what's happening here. >> what is this? >> you just want to streak it through. >> we should point out this is dry shampoo. >> dry shampoo, you guys, because that will -- >> look at that.
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>> fantastic. that is >> dry shampoo? >> it is tinted. >> can we say what it is. >> batiste. different colors. >> get at the drugstore, brown, black. >> sally. >> genius, sally hirshberg. >> you know what guys, shaq is back. we have been waiting for him. he is in the house. >> going to tell you why he is our first nice guy of the week, after this. >> look how cute he is. [ man ] ring ring... progresso
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that, leaving his mark off the court is just as important. >> the father of five is a strong advocate for the boys and girls clubs. in addition to generous monetary donations, shaq volunteers his time, also a member of the club's alumni hall of fame. he is here with chris style carter around tray dudley and you darius shaw of the boys and girls club. >> hard to get the light on shaq. shaq is up in the rafters. >> ever tired of looking down on people, he said no. >> never. ever. you are obviously very busy, on the court, a lot of things going on this is something near and dear to your heart? >> yes, before we get started, i want to say you ladies look fabulous, do you a wonderful job. >> stop it, big boy. stop t. >> i'm sorry, what did you say? >> you look great. i'm in town on behalf of tupperware around the boys and girls club. the boys and girls club has always been very dear to my heart. growing up in northern new jersey, it was a place kai go and, you know, get education as well as learn how to play basketball. so ever since 1992, i have been a strong supporter of the boys
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and girls club. i was the first guy to donate $1 million so they can get computers in the boys and girls club and we have been doing a lot of things. >> what kind of impact has he had on you? >> huge. >> really? >> but what has he meant to you, do you think? >> the boys band girls club has meant so much to me academic-wise it has helped me get through a failing high school and i'm proud to be a high school graduate and i'm starting college. >> got girl. >> i am excite. >> awesome. >> when it comes to the boys and girls club, we have an emphasis on leadership and character building and having great alumni role models like shaq here makes it easy for us to encourage kids to come in and do our boys and girls clubs program. >> trey? >> it has been a lot, now i'm national ambassador of the year, spokesperson for everybody, to be that role model, the boys and girls club taught me to do that. >> great. grate. you guys know how to play basketball? >> is there a basketball around?
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>> right there. >> where? >> we are looking up. >> we will play two on one with shachblgt. >> -- with shaq. >> you two against me? you sure you want to do that? >> try with both of us. ready? one -- did it go in? >> kids we need your help. >> take a shot. i want to see you guys go -- >> oh. >> all right. >> nope. >> oh. >> all right. we are going to end our show on a high note with a performance of the piano guys, but first this is "today" on nbc. thank you, shaq.
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these five began making music videos together for fun but their hobby turned into a worldwide fen nonnonwhen their self-made youtube videos amassed more than 145 million views collectively. noufrnlt signed to major music label and out with their self-titled debut al dumb called "the piano guys" here they are with another one of their creative hits, code name viv vaddy. great composer you might know. have a great day, everybody. bye bye. ♪
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